PokerStars MicroMillions 8 Starts Next Week

PokerStars MicroMillions 8 Starts Next WeekThe 8th Series of PokerStars´ MicroMillions gets underway next Thursday (17th July), with one hundred events guaranteeing more than $5 million in prize money

The biggest online poker tournament series for the “small guy” hits the virtual felt next week, with massive prizes available for miniscule buy-ins, and a new MicroMillions Challenge in which players can win up to $3,000 even if they fail to cash in any of the feature tournaments.

A comprehensive range of poker disciplines are included in the schedule (which can be found on the PokerStars website) including the popular progressive KOs – in which players can enhance their winnings even more by knocking out their opponents – shootout events and turbo Zoom tourneys.

PokerStars MicroMillions in a Little More Detail

Each of the PokerStars´ MicroMillions tournaments offers guaranteed prize pools, buy-ins from as little as $0.11 and the chance to win a life-changing amount in the $1 million guaranteed Main Event. The series kicks off with an $0.11 rebuy “hyper-active” event, but within an hour players who prefer more sedate poker will be pleased to find a $11.00 buy-in “regular” NL Hold´em tournament with a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The feature event of the first weekend is a special edition of the Sunday Storm ($300,000 guaranteed for an $11.00 buy-in), but even before then there are several events carrying guarantees in excess of $100,000 – including a 6-Max NL Hold´em tournament on Friday 18th July (Event #11) and a $2.22 triple-turbo re-buy event (Event #20) the following afternoon.

The MicroMillions Main Event (Event #98) takes place on Sunday 27th July at 14:30 (ET) and has a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million – with a minimum of $100,000 being awarded to the winner (subject to final table deals). Based on last March´s equivalent event – when 63,237 players entered the event to create a prize pool of $1,264,740, it promises to be a whopper tournament (8,097 players cashed in the MicroMillions 7 Main Event) and satellites are already underway in the PokerStars client.

Win Your Share of $45,000 in the MicroMillions Challenge

Players who participate in the MicroMillions events are also being invited to take part in the MicroMillions Challenge. This challenge rewards players for playing in six or more MicroMillions events with entry into one of two “All-in Shootouts” depending on whether they have played in 6-9 tournaments or 10+ tournaments.

Players who have competed in 6-9 tournaments will be given a ticket to an “All-in Shootout” with a prize pool of $15,000 which will take place on August 2nd at 14:05 (ET), with a $30,000 tournament for players who have taken part in ten or more events starting an hour later. Please note that players are not automatically entered into each shoot-out tournament, and unused tickets will be forfeited.

To take part in the MicroMillions Challenge, players have to opt-in to the promotion. This can be done by entering the Star Code “MM8” in the Account section of the PokerStars client (top left-hand corner) or, on mobile devices, by going to the “Settings & Tools” > “Account” section and entering the Star Code there. Players have until 23:59 (ET) on July 27th to opt into the MicroMillions Challenge, and all MicroMillions events played by then will count towards what Shoot-out ticket is allocated.